Things to do for Adventure Travelers in Peru

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    Huayna Picchu

    Huayna Picchu

    Ranked #1 overall in Machu Picchu things to do
    30 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Mountain
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    Huayna Picchu or Wayna Pikchu is a mountain in Peru around which the Urubamba River bends, highest of the peaks looking up from Machu Picchu.

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    Paragliding in Lima

    Paragliding in Lima

    Ranked #10 overall in Lima things to do
    19 reviews
    Outdoors
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    The Malecón is the prime spot for parasailing in Lima — gliders jump off the cliffs and ride the winds whipping off the ocean below. For $50, you can take ...

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    The Inca Trail

    The Inca Trail

    Ranked #5 overall in Cusco things to do
    35 reviews
    Tours, Classes and Rentals, Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Guided Tour
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    The most beautiful but also most challenging backpacking/hiking I have done - The Inca Trail! The trail to Machu Picchu is amazing, however it is not just about the destination. ...

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    Sacsayhuaman

    Sacsayhuaman

    Ranked #4 overall in Cusco things to do
    35 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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    Consider it a trial run if you are acclimating before the Inca Trail. These are impressive remnants of what it thought to be a fortress, though the site hints that ...

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    Ruins of Ollantaytambo

    Ruins of Ollantaytambo

    Ranked #1 overall in Ollantaytambo things to do
    36 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Temple
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    Ollantaytambo was a pre inca political, administrative and religious center. It was conquered by Inca Pachacutec and revamped. Ollantaytambo means Ollantay's passageway. Ollantay was a general who fell in love ...

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    The Sacred Valley of the Incas

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas

    Ranked #2 overall in Cusco things to do
    42 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site, Mountain
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    Sky scraping valleys, the Urubamba River, corn fields, Inca ruins, charming roadside villages, lush forests, tropical flowers, bright colored textiles. A very memorable journey. Whether it was by train or ...

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    Lake Titicaca

    Lake Titicaca

    Ranked #1 overall in Puno things to do
    20 reviews
    Outdoors, Lake, Scenic Lookout
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    Lake Titicaca is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812m. The western part of the lake lies within the Puno Region of ...

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    Salkantay Trail

    Salkantay Trail

    Ranked #12 overall in Cusco things to do
    6 reviews
    Outdoors, Hiking and Nature, Hiking Trail
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    Salkantay Trail is a walking trail from Mollepata to Machu Picchu. Most of the groups take 5 days to complete, camping each night. This trail is famous for the high-elevation. ...

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    Pisac Archaeological Ruins

    Pisac Archaeological Ruins

    Ranked #2 overall in Pisac things to do
    6 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Historic Site
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    Pisac are another set of magnificent Inca ruins. They are situated a few miles above the town of Pisac. Pisac is impressive not necessarily for it's stonework (as Sacsayhuman and ...

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    Inti Punku (Sun Gate)

    Inti Punku (Sun Gate)

    Ranked #3 overall in Machu Picchu things to do
    6 reviews
    Sights and Museums
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    We arrive on the 4th day morning on Inca Trail to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), which was once the main entrance to Machu Picchu. The view from here looking ...

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